Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World illustrated edition [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 478 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 243x172x35 mm, kaal: 835 g, Illustrations, maps
  • Ilmumisaeg: 01-Jul-2008
  • Kirjastus: ibooks
  • ISBN-10: 1416534075
  • ISBN-13: 9781416534075 (Alternatiivne väljaanne: 9780743572712)
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 478 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 243x172x35 mm, kaal: 835 g, Illustrations, maps
  • Ilmumisaeg: 01-Jul-2008
  • Kirjastus: ibooks
  • ISBN-10: 1416534075
  • ISBN-13: 9781416534075 (Alternatiivne väljaanne: 9780743572712)
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An account of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome reveals the competition's unexpected influence on the modern world, in a narrative synopsis that evaluates the roles of Cold War propaganda, civil rights, and politics.

An account of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome reveals the competition's unexpected influence on the modern world, in a narrative synopsis that pays tribute to such athletes as Cassius Clay and Wilma Rudolph while evaluating the roles of Cold War propaganda, civil rights, and politics. 250,000 first printing.

Author Maraniss weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Olympics. Along with the unforgettable characters and dramatic contests, there was a deeper meaning to those days at the dawn of the sixties. Change was everywhere. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the first athlete paid for wearing a certain brand. In the heat of the Cold War, the city teemed with spies and rumors of defections, and every move was judged for propaganda value. While East and West Germans competed as a unified team, less than a year before the Berlin Wall, there was a dispute over the two Chinas. Fourteen nations were being born in sub-Saharan Africa. There was increasing pressure to provide equal rights for blacks and women. The world as we know it was coming into view.--From publisher description.

From the critically acclaimed and bestselling author David Maraniss, a groundbreaking book that weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Rome Olympics, eighteen days of theater, suspense, victory, and defeat

David Maraniss draws compelling portraits of the athletes competing in Rome, including some of the most honored in Olympic history: decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay, who at eighteen seized the world stage for the first time, four years before he became Muhammad Ali.

Along with these unforgettable characters and dramatic contests, there was a deeper meaning to those late-summer days at the dawn of the sixties. Change was apparent everywhere. The world as we know it was coming into view.

Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the first athlete paid for wearing a certain brand of shoes. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling and could never be taken seriously again. In the heat of the cold war, the city teemed with spies and rumors of defections. Every move was judged for its propaganda value. East and West Germans competed as a unified team less than a year before the Berlin Wall.There was dispute over the two Chinas. An independence movement was sweeping sub-Saharan Africa, with fourteen nations in the process of being born. There was increasing pressure to provide equal rights for blacks and women as they emerged from generations of discrimination.

Using the meticulous research and sweeping narrative style that have become his trademark, Maraniss reveals the rich palate of character, competition, and meaning that gave Rome 1960 its singular essence.

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"Evocative, entertaining and often suspenseful - sports history at a very high standard."- "Kirkus" (starred review)

A Brief Preface xi
All the Way to Moscow
1(23)
All Roads to Rome
24(28)
No Monarch Ever Held Sway
52(18)
May the Best Man Win
70(21)
Out of the Shadows
91(19)
Heat
110(15)
Quicker Than the Eye
125(23)
Upside Down
148(13)
Track & Field News
161(15)
Black Thursday
176(29)
Interlude: Descending with Gratitude
200(5)
The Wind at Her Back
205(23)
Liberation
228(20)
The Russians Are Coming
248(13)
The Greatest
261(24)
The Last Laps
285(23)
New Worlds
308(16)
The Soft Life
324(23)
``Successful Completion of the Job''
347(20)
A Thousand Sentinels
367(13)
``The World Is Stirring''
380(45)
Appendix 425(7)
Acknowledgments 432(4)
Bibliography 436(2)
Sources 438(2)
Notes 440(21)
Index 461

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